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He volunteers, and when he arrives at the camp, he is given his own bed and a full day to rest. The labor is hard work, literally moving mountains to flatten the terrain but there is food and there is sleep.
It had beds and they were given rest and meals. They, however, had to move heavy stones and landscape.
•At a prisoner-of-war (POW) camp near Nuremberg, the Jewish POWs are separated from the others and made to do hard labor.
•As Vladek recounts one story about cleaning out the stables, he reprimands Art for flicking his cigarette ashes on the floor.
•At the POW camp, the Jewish prisoners are treated much worse than the other prisoners. They are given unheated cabins and little food. So, six months later, when the Germans ask for volunteers for other labor projects, Vladek volunteers.
•At the labor camp, conditions are much better, but the work is still brutal and they are still treated cruelly by the German soldiers.